US 2006, 125 Min., thriller/mystery/drama
Director: Christopher Nolan
with: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson
In this movie, Nolan introduces us into the deceiving world of magic and challenges the viewer to spot all the tiny illusions that are right in front of our eyes.
London 1890. The magicians Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) are constantly trying to exceed each other with their performances. During one trick, however, Roberts beloved wife Julia performes as an assistant for Alfred and dies in an accident. Robert blames Alfred for her death and the rivalry between magicians turns into a war with bloody consequences. They start to spy and actively sabotage each other while trying to find a way to perform the ultimate disappearing trick, “The Transported Man”, without noticing how much it might cost them.